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ADEX 2017: Airbus demonstrates A400M strategic airlifter capabilities in Seoul

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ADEX 2017
Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition
17 - 22 October 2017
Seoul Airbase - Republic of Korea
 
 
ADEX 2017: Airbus demonstrates A400M strategic airlifter capabilities in Seoul
 
An Airbus A400M airlifter undertook demonstration flights yesterday at ADEX 2017 in Seoul, with Korean officials invited to experience one of the world’s latest military airlifter. The aircraft undertaking the flights is operated by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) and is on static display at ADEX 2017 all week.
     
ADEX South Korea Defense Aerospace 2017 16 Airbus DS A400M airlifter at ADEX 2017
     
Speaking at a briefing at ADEX 2017, Jose Antonio Lazaro Uceda, A400M Marketing Manager for Airbus Defence & Space, said that the aircraft is setting new standards in the military airlift category.

The A400M is the most advanced, proven and certified airlifter available, combining 21st century state-of-the-art technologies to fulfil the widest range of military needs. It’s one aircraft can do the job of three previous generation types and we are seeing the in-service fleet successfully demonstrate these capabilities in a wide range of missions.

Airbus Defence and Space airlifters are already being operated by the RoKAF, which flies a fleet of 18 CASA CN-235M medium-range transport aircraft.

To date, 174 A400Ms have been ordered by eight countries. By mid-october, 52 A400Ms had been delivered to France, Turkey, U.K., Germany, Spain and Malaysia.

In operational service since 2014, the A400M offers a unique combination of strategic and tactical capabilities, including troop transport, carriage of heavy and outsize equipment, as well as the ability to operate as a tanker for air-to-air refuelling.

The A400M can fly distances up to 8,700 km, at a cruising altitude of up to 37,000 ft, and at a speed of up to Mach 0.72.